On 30 August 2010, it was reported that the rabidly royalist group Network of Volunteer Citizens to Protect the Monarchy on Facebook met with Tharit Pengdit, the Director of Department of Special Investigation to demand an investigation of country and blues singer Tom Dundee for speaking at a red-shirt rally in a manner that they claimed constituted lese majeste.
Prachatai states that “Boworn Yasinthorn, President of the Network of Volunteer Citizens to Protect the Monarchy on Facebook met Tharit Pengdit, Director-General of … DSI…, urging him to prosecute singer and actor Tom Dundee for his public speech at a red-shirt rally in Ratchaburi province. The group submitted as evidence a clip of Tom Dundee’s speech which had been posted on the Youtube website…. They also asked the DSI to prosecute those who had disseminated the clip.”
Ever reliable on lese majeste, Tharit told the royalists “that the DSI would accept the case and investigate whether this can be construed as a conspiracy or not. The information will be added to the database of the DSI team investigating the plot to overthrow the monarchy…”.
Prachatai, 31 August 2010: “Royalist group on Facebook urges DSI to prosecute a Thai singer for lèse majesté”